john, DARTS VADER
...feeling happy john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

Secrets, looks, treatment

Its been over a year now with making positive changes, i am not going to take anymore notice to these flakes and see how things go, no more spot watch for me :) , what positive changes have you made to help the flakes subside ? :)

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Chris
Chris @Chris70

Pretty much what you just said John


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

It was has been consuming my life too much looking out for more spots etc , i never did this before coming here chris, so, i have stopped doing that now and carry on eating healthy etc and just slap a bit of grease on it or what ever if needed and thats okay, its all good thanks :)


natalie
natalie @nataliemc

joined this group. which has helped me to become more open and no that i am not alone. has helped a lot. x


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

Yes its all good natalie, i see it, could be worse though some do have it bad i know,


natalie
natalie @nataliemc

true. every one on here is so nice and supportive i love it..


Susan
Susan @godcares

john you have really stuck with it and I'm proud of you. A year has been and gone so why not give it a go. Healthy living is not just great for psoriasis but great for the brain and the entire body. Good for you! Besides, if we take things into perspective, we could have it waaaay worse. That's my thought anyway. Skin is skin, our hearts are more important. Those joint pains are a bother though and all I can say is that working from the inside is what I did to get rid of that stupid pain.


Michelle
Michelle @mishlyn

Good for you John! For myself, doing the same has been really helpful. My mind was consumed as well for many years. I try to let Love be the only emotion I give to my skin. Not always easy, especially during flares but gets easier with practice..may sound soppy..lol.. but not hating so much on my skin has made such a difference in my overall quality of Life.


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

Thank you susan,,michelle, :)


rachel
rachel @wynnegee

Same John. Have started the healthy lifestyle but been obsessed with looking at my skin. Strangely my scalp has cleared quite well which is the only place I don't look at. Rest of body much the same. Have you seen good results in the last year?


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

Hello rachel, i been looking at my skin for a year now, summer was a mixture of good and bad as i put myself through steroid withdrawl, i was a very flakey face :) doing diet changes at the same time aswell as giving up the cigarettes, i lost a lot of weight bonus, my arthritis is a million times better :) finger nails gone normal ,got over steroid withdrawl after a few months , skin less flakey though winter i cant beat it,cold affects me,been ups and downs last year and had positive results so , its good thank you :)


rachel
rachel @wynnegee

Sounds like loads of positives John, that's great. Hope the summer helps to clear up the rest. You've done an amazing job giving up cigarettes at the same time. 🤗


natalie
natalie @nataliemc

well done john. 👍


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

Thank you rachel and natalie :)


Sarah
Sarah @sarahuk

What an achievement, you deserve a well earned break from watching your spots! And you know they say a watched pot never boils. So could be a great thing! I would love to take a leaf from your book. In fact I think I've been more "meh" about mine in the past few days, not watching so much and moisturising less just for a bit of a break from thinking about it.


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

Thanks Sarah, i just had enough of spot watch,i know i cant beat it in the winter no matter what i do,it seems its more the enviroment so summer as usual will be better than winter, i have never had a huge improvement with skin but ,i have had improvements with joints, nails, a few less flakes, i do prefer to eat healthy now anyway most of the time and thats a good thing, i am set this way and have been for a year, its all good Sarah thank you :)


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

well in mind i dont get psoriasis bad like some, i do get it anywhere though , i know of my friend who just gets it on elbows and knees that i have seen, not on his face/scalp or down below and lives life normally, eats anythings drinks like a fish no problem, he gets a 3mm scab and thinks hes having a break out, dont know what he thinks with me?,Diet/lifestyle changes will show more improvement on the skin if someones got it bad i think if they are covered in it :)


natalie
natalie @nataliemc

I think it depends on where you have it aswell.


Chris
Chris @Chris70

Mine isn't fussy pops up all over , started playing the eyelids game last night after months of not being there


Ruben
Ruben @ruben

@Chris: that sucks big time! Hope it goes quickly.


Chris
Chris @Chris70

Have learned not to stress about it as much a part of me as an arm or leg , acceptance helped me loads with P


natalie
natalie @nataliemc

good for you chris x


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

You know what John. I have done that. Left the 'spot watch' because it made me depressed whenever I saw a new spot and next day I had an extra one! I moisturize my ankles every night and morning and that's where it stays. Should I have an itch somewhere, I will check but otherwise, I don't do a spot check on my body anymore.


 john, DARTS VADER
john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca

Yes Michelle, it can become an obsession which is not good as you say, can make one be bothered and depressed about it, its good not to do this, i have given up the obsession now ,think its great :)



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john, DARTS VADER @chewbacca
Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

i am DARTS VADER ,I FIND A PERSONS LACK OF FLAKES DISTURBING i am a maintenance operative in my job, i am a plumber by trade.I have had psoriasis all my life since birth 49yrs, psoriatic arthritis 15 years.





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